ALA, May 22-25, 2014 - "Extravagant Welty"

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The Eudora Welty Society
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Call for Papers
"Extravagant Welty"
American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The Eudora Welty society is seeking papers for a panel at the ALA conference on the topic of "Extravagant Welty." We are looking for papers that explore the weird, wacky, curious, lavish, profuse, wandering, or outright wild moments in Welty's fiction. Topics might include Welty's relation to such extravagant tropes and/or genres as the gothic, the baroque, the sublime, or magical realism.
Please send 250 word proposals to Adrienne Akins at by December 15th, 2013.